Microsoft Surface Book i7 vs. Surface Pro 4: What Should You Buy?


#SurfaceBooki7 #SurfacePro4 Microsoft Surface Book i7 vs. Surface Pro 4: What Should You Buy? : If you’re looking for the best possible Windows 10 portable solution, Microsoft Surface Book (i7 version) and the Surface Pro 4 can be great choices. They both feature excellent hardware, superb build quality, and excellent displays.

While the Surface Book got a refresh in 2016, the Surface Pro 4 didn’t receive refreshed 2016 models. Still, the Surface Pro 4 is the best Windows 10 tablet you can get. Let’s see the differences between the two, along with hardware details.


Aesthetically, both the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are lavishly attractive devices. Metal chassis, superb base with excellent keyboard found on the Surface Book, and the modern, rugged industrial design make both devices very pleasing to the eye.

The base of the Surface Book is detachable, transforming the device into a tablet. The futuristic hinge can’t be flipped end-to-end, you’ll have to detach the top, turn it around, and re-dock it in order to use as a tabletop touchscreen.


The Surface Book (i7) is available in a couple of packages. The i7 models have a choice between 256 GB, 5112 GB and 1 TB SSD, 8Gb and 16 GB of RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce® GTX 965M 2GB GPU. Great hardware for a hybrid (laptop and tablet) device packing tons of power while also offering up to 16 hours of battery life.

The Surface Pro 4 can be found in various flavors. The basic one features Intel Core M3 dual-core CPU clocked at 900 MHz, 4 gigs of RAM and 128 GB SSD.

You can also pick Core i5 and Core i7 processors, pick 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, and choose between 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB SSD. Excellent hardware for a tablet, with a high price (the basic i7 models costs $1599). The battery can last up to 9 hours.